This week on EastEnders: Who Killed Archie Mitchell?*

Friday 25 December 2009, 21:00

Nickie L Nickie L

You: Sleighbells ring, are you listening?
Me: No, I'm too busy trying to figure out who killed Archie Mitchell
You: Oh OK... any ideas?
Me: Erm... it was Phil... *no* Ronnie... *no* Peggy. Ryan. Ooh I know it was Jack. The dark horse! Hmmm... it could have been Sam. Ian! Lucy! Or Bradley... with that left hook of his... Janine...?
You: *stroke chin and watch this sinister apparition which materialises in front of your very eyes*

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Me: Where the hell did that video come from? Was it generated by my thought processes?
You: Err - ?
Me: The outside money's on Dirty Den's ghost rearing up from it's ghostly home in the cellar of the Vic and whacking his earthly rival. Yep, my money's on Den.
You: I can't get a word in edgeways here. I'm off to find out what Detective Chief Inspector Marsden thinks and to reveal what I think in the comments bit below
Me: Oh good. I await your thoughts! It was definitely Den though... DR LEGG! IT WAS DR LEGG etc etc

*This is not a rhetorical question. We really do need you to tell us. LIKE, NOW PLEASE!


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    Comment number 1.

    I think jack killed archie as in the lastest episode archie said jack could have the bust of the queen vic and thats what archie was killed with although everyone has a good motive glad hes gone. larry has played him well his gavin and stacey character michael is a far cry from archie.

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    Comment number 2.

    Oooo Eastenders you are so cunning!!! But this episode was FANTASTIC. Hmmm as much as i want it to be jack as it would show how much he cared abotu ronnie by getting rid of him. I have to say Peggy .... or tracey! Haha 'gone fishing' is a rather interesting motive xD

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    Comment number 4.

    i know who done it hehe
    i checked whose leaving in febuary when we all are ment to find out
    its JACK
    pluss the clues add up hes an ex cop that has killed before he loves roney so he would do anything for her he threatend archie in the pub and in the last episode if u look closely u see his brown spikey hair lol
    it cant b bradly or ian cause they are to scared and phil probely fell aslep cause hewas drunk peggy still loves him in her heart and janine was gona stab him but he gt hit over the head with the queen victoria

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    Comment number 5.

    Hmn.... I would love it to be Bradley, but he's far too sweet to do that. I have a funny feeling it was Sam. If you watch closely, you can see the reflection of blonde hair and a white coat in the globe before you see the Queen Victoria bust fall downwards. So it's either Peggy or Sam. But I'd wager my money on Sam.

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    Comment number 6.

    What an awesome episode. I think the person who killed Archie Mitchell is Ben.Because he was the one person who wasn't shown he was only shown once and he was silent the whole night so the possibility could have been him. It can't be Sam, Peggy, Ronnie, Bradley, Ian, Jack or Phil or even Roxy and it can't also be Stacey cause she was outside the whole night. And Ryan was with Whitney and the family so not Ryan and not Janine she has already been to jail. So the person who most definitely killed Archie is Ben it has to been him or even Grant i wouldn't be surprised if they brought him back but thats a bit obvious my money is still on Ben who killed Archie.

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    Comment number 7.

    I think It was Ronnie

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    Comment number 8.

    My money is on Sam, Sam is the only one that was never in the line up for murder and was shocked to see her return in the episode, She is already looking at a stretch inside for being involved in the murder of Den, so she has nothing to loose, and after all she is a Mitchell and knows how to handle herself, It would be a perfect storyline for her to be the killer as she will have to stand trial from Dens murder at somepoint, so it be great viewing having Sam down as a serieal killer, on the run wanted for two deaths, Sam Mitchell in the Vic with the bust.

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    Comment number 9.

    All the Christmas episode needed was Brian Rix to appear and drop his trousers - or for Christopher Biggins to shout out 'Look out he's behind you'. I can't decide whether it was a farce or a pantomime - what a load of rubbish.

    The killer - (apart from the scriptwriters) is Sam who then tries to blame Peggy - (it is in the New Year TV programme guides currently on sale.......

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    Comment number 10.

    Has anyone thought about bradley i mean he just found out that archie sexually abused the women he loves and he just disapeared didnt he.
    Although saying that i reckon it could be anyone of them because they all have very good reason for killiing him.
    In my opinion Archie deserved it he is an evil,disgusting old man who was going to get it one day.
    Anyway my money is on Bradley,Ronnie or Peggy!
    What about you lot?

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    Comment number 11.

    Well ... i think (and hope) it was Ryan !! hes so cool !!! ... and fit !! ... lol .... Tonights Episode was AMAZING !!!!! LOVE EASTENDERS !!!!!!! XXXXXXX

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    Comment number 12.

    I think it was Bradley, would be quite unexpected but rather interesting to see that the nice and shy Bradders would be driven to murder because of what has happened to his one true love, Stacey.

    Fantastic episode by the way!

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    Comment number 13.

    i think ronnie done it because if u was watching closely when archie was looking into the globe, u could see blonde hair. But what an episode, really funny what happened 2 janine because she had it coming 2 her thinking she's all good. And about time ricky and bianca got back together. Also cant believe bradley's leaving soon poor stacey she's finally happy!!

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    Comment number 14.

    I think it'd be great if it turned out ROXY had actually done it! She always fell soft with him, be about time she stepped up & looked out for someone other than herself!

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    Comment number 15.

    I bet it was Grant, finally showing up to help. Phil is favourite but too obvious. Janine must be second favourite as we know she's killed before. Ronnie, I suppose must be even closer to the edge than usual, but I'd be surprised if she could commit murder. And none of the other contenders are really mean enough. Actually, it could have been Peggy. Hmmm.

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    Comment number 16.

    i think ronnie killed archy;for the death of her children.

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    Comment number 17.

    Sean Slater :) Everyone For Got Bout Him :) thats my first guess

    jack - says ronnie helps crover up the murderer :)

    we find out on feb 19th :)

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    Comment number 18.

    I am thinking Sam. She has nothing to lose. But for the time being, since Bradly has Archie's blood on his hands the cops are not going to look to hard for the real killer.

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    Comment number 19.

    I think it could be Tracey!!! Because Janine was ruff on her and she always loved the Mitchels. Or Jack because towards the end it showed nearly all the people that wants him dead but Jack. Or it could have been no one. But how could the satiue move by its self, well thats Eastenders for 'ya.

    Love, BoopyyBabiie xx

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    Comment number 20.

    Something people don't realise is Yes they all have a motive but the murder weapon was the queen statue.
    This rules out Phil (Crowbar) and Janine (Sharp object (I didn't see it)). This now closes it to Jack, Ian, Peggy, Ronnie, Sam and Bradley as far as i remember. Now for some, a clear motive or evidence will show, Ian (Laptop), Peggy (divorce papers), Bradley (Blood). Which means that his daughter or niece may have done it without being a immediate suspect. But when seeing everyone before the actual murder, did anyone spot Jack?
    My final realisation is personality. Using a weapon knowing it would take just one blow to kill means that the killer may have been unable to kill archie by mere personal strength and also makes you think the way the person did it was cowardly, doing it behind his back. 1 name fits that being Mr Ian Beale. Personally, it is between Jack and Ian, also they are the only two who i don't like enough to be innocent. Any Questions?


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